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Turmeric Green Smoothie

It’s no secret that turmeric is a powerhouse of a spice that we should all be incorporating into our diet. Not only is turmeric a natural anti-inflammatory agent, but it is a powerful antioxidant, and even helps with digestive issues and aids in preventing gas and bloating. When most people think of incorporating turmeric into meals, it is normally associated... Continue Reading
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The Case Against Cravings

Today I want to talk a bit about something we all deal with from time to time – cravings. They come and they go, and for some of us, it’s a daily thing. Some of us crave the sweets like chocolate and ice cream, while others of us crave the salt like fries and chips. For me? It’s a little... Continue Reading
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Natural & Safe Vegan Sunscreens

Summer is here, and the sun is hot! Spending more time outside during these months, protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is more important than ever. While we are on our quest to do so, sometimes we overlook the harmful ingredients that are in some of these sunscreens. A study done by the Center of Disease Control... Continue Reading
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Vegan Smoothie Bowls for The Perfect Morning

The Cosmic Strawberry Ginger Bowl from Blissful Basil Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches 2 frozen ripe and speckled bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen 1/4 cup to 1 unsweetened almond or cashew milk, plus more if needed* 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoons to 2 peeled and minced fresh ginger root, to taste Toppings: Sliced... Continue Reading
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Eating Healthy On a Budget

Whether you are starting out in the world of eating for optimal health, or you are looking for a new eating plan, it’s always best if it doesn’t empty our wallets, right? I hear a lot of people say that eating healthy is “hard” or “expensive.” And I do agree with this to an extent – if you don’t know... Continue Reading
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Get Glowing Skin Through Nutrition

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “you are what you eat,” knowing that if you eat a diet of unhealthy foods, chances are you won’t feel very healthy. Well, did you know that what you eat affects more than how you feel? It can affect how your skin looks, feels, and ages, as well. By eating a diet rich in healthy... Continue Reading
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Fresh ‘n Lean Lentil Tacos

Lentils are an excellent source of plant-based protein for vegans and vegetarians. Lentils are low in fat, calories, and sodium, while providing you with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B, magnesium, and potassium. Did you know that ¼ cup of lentils provides: 28% of your daily fiber 15% of your daily iron 25% of your daily folate *Based... Continue Reading
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Healthy Easy Afteroon Snack Ideas

That afternoon snackish feeling tends to hit us all around 3:00pm, am I right? Well, when that happens, in order to refrain from visiting the vending machine or reaching for an unhealthy candy bar or chips, it is important to have some healthy snacks on hand. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks to keep you on track: One of... Continue Reading
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Good vs Bad Carbohydrates

We’ve all heard the phrase “carbs are the enemy.”  But what does that really mean? Are all carbs so bad? Not really. Not all carbs are created equal. So let's look at good vs bad carbohydrates. The Two Types of Carbs There are basically two different types of carbs: complex carbs (GOOD) and simple carbs (BAD). Complex carbs make our... Continue Reading
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Common Calorie Misconceptions

Calories are all around us. They are found on any packaged good, printed on restaurant menus, and even on your treadmill in the form of ‘calories burned.’ What exactly is a calorie? A calorie is simply a unit of measurement for heat. A food's calorie count is estimated from its carbohydrate, protein, and fat content. Reading ingredient labels and the... Continue Reading
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